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What is a dry scab forming a cone on her left side by shoulder blade she is about 13 years old and doesn't complain about it but the surface seems to be getting bigger that dry and sticking out like a cone of dry scab
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Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 years ago
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Hi Edward,

How long has she had this scab?

Is she an indoor kitty?

Can you post a picture?

After your reply please give me a few minutes to type.

Thanks,

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Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 years ago

Dear *****,

This scab like lesion is most likely a harmless benign papilloma. It is similar to a human wart, caused by a virus:

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/papillomas-of-the-skin/649

http://vetbook.org/wiki/cat/index.php/Papilloma

Sometimes they ulcerate and cause the cat discomfort. If that happens or they are in the mouth impeding eating we remove them.Many times they spontaneously disappear on their own.

Apply some raw honey. It is a marvelous healing agent:

http://winterparkhoney.ecrater.com/p/4865201/16-oz-melaleuca-honey-raw-unheated

http://oramanukahoney.com.au/animal_care.html

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Kind regards,

Terri

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